Born Donald MacRae Wilhoite, Jr.
American vaudevillian and songwriter (born March 16, 1909 in Washington DC - died January 29, 1985). Raye started his career as a dancer, going on to win the "Virginia State Dancing Championship." He started work in vaudeville as a "song and dance man" often writing his own songs for his act. In 1935 he started work as a songwriter, collaborating with numerous composers.